Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.
What will I study?
This qualification is the result of collaboration between industry, education and City and Guilds. It takes into account the latest approach to food safety, health and safety and industry practices.
The content of this qualification is underpinned by the belief that to work as a successful chef in the catering industry it is essential to have a good foundation in a wide range of high quality cooking skills and to be able to apply them across a range of catering contexts.
The Diploma is made up of 12 units and candidates must achieve all 12 units to complete the qualification.
Units covered include:
- Introduction to the Hospitality and Catering Industry
- Food Safety in Catering
- Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
- Introduction to Healthier Foods and Special Diets
- Prepare and Cook Food by Using Different Cooking Methods
- All Foundation programmes include social and work skills as well as Functional Skills
How will I be assessed?
Each unit is assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and short answer tests and practical assessments.
What could it lead to?
On completion of this qualification, students may progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or an apprenticeship in hospitality, or alternatively into employment as a Trainee Chef or Cook/Kitchen Assistant.
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